Bungling cops take out seven innocent drivers with stinger while trying to catch ‘suspect vehicle’


BUNGLING cops took out seven innocent motorists with a stinger.

Officers laid the device designed to puncture tyres on a busy A-road to stop a suspect vehicle.

Officers laid the device  designed to puncture tyres  on a busy A-road to stop a 'suspect vehicle'

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Officers laid the device designed to puncture tyres on a busy A-road to stop a ‘suspect vehicle’Credit: Alamy

But two HGVs rushing past sent the toothed trap into the path of other drivers blowing the tyres on their cars and forcing them to a dramatic halt.

Witnesses reported seeing seven cars smashed up at the side of the road.

Locals in Newmarket, Suffolk, poked fun at the farce on social media.

One Facebook user joked: Whoops. Did you catch the baddy though?

Another commented: Doh!!! Thats going to cost!! Hope all owners of vehicles are OK and sue the hell out of the police.

A third wag added: Whos responsible for risk management and public safety there?

Police have sincerely apologised for the incident, at the A14 junction with the A142.

A spokesman said no one involved was injured and an investigation to find out what had happened was under way.



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